Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
In this Fatwa:
2- The majority of scholars maintain that it can be given to all the 8 categories entitled to receive the general Zakah.
3- The head of the household is responsible for paying Zakat al-Fitr on behalf of his dependents.
There are various benefits achieved through Zakat al-Fitr (see details in the video below)
Sheikh Waleed Basyouni talks about the various benefits achieved through Zakat al-Fitr in this Video:
Q: Who is eligible to receive Zakat Al Fitr?As Ramadan wraps up and with only a few days away from Eid, the question about Zakat Al Fitr arises. Muslims live all over the world. How do we know when someone is eligible to receive Zakat? What are the requirements? Shaykh Waleed Basyouni explains.
Posted by Faith IQ on Thursday, 22 June 2017
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